MIRI: Thirty events have been proposed for Visit Miri Year 2018 (VMY 2018) calendar of events.
Apart from the existing annual Miri May Fest, Miri mayor Adam Yii said he was pleased to note there were also several new events proposed for the VMY next year.
“We are going to launch the VMY 2018 during the New Year Countdown to be held at Miri Central Park.
“The countdown promises to be a grand affair in ushering the VMY 2018,” he said when chairing the 5th organising committee meeting at the MCC chamber here yesterday.
Yii said among the proposed events were International Conference on Sustainable Building Asia (SBE), opening ceremony for Miri Handicraft Centre, Malaysia Dragon Temple Krokop 5’s 40th anniversary celebration, Mural Art, Miss Grand Miri, Pet Expo, Miss Grand Miri Sarawak, Sarawak Native Festival, South East Asia Poet Convention and reunion events for Curtin University, Shell and Petronas.
He hoped these new events would help bring more colour to existing signature events for the city such as Pasar Gong Xi Fa Cai, Colour Rush Run, Miri Country Music Fest, Miri International Marathon, AfroLatin Conference, Sarawak Native Festival, the 2nd Datuk Lee Kim Shin Softball Modified Pitch Challenge Trophy, MCC 13th Anniversary Celebration, 11th Miri City Day, International Deep Sea Fishing Tournament and many more.
Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini who was also present at the meeting highlighted the need to include other signature events from Sibuti and Marudi.
According to the proposed list, most of the events would take place in the city.
“Elected representatives from Lambir, Bekenu, Sibuti and Marudi have been appointed by the MCC as advisors of the VMY 2018. It would be fair to get inputs from them to make the event merrier.
“Look at this tourism campaign from a bigger picture, which is not only to promote Miri as a Resort City but also other areas in the division with vibrant tourism activities.”
Yii agreed with Sherrina’s suggestion, and wanted the sub-committees to include other crowd puller events from Lambir, Bekenu and Marudi on the list.